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Sustainability advocate, Kira Simpson, and stylist, Anna Mac, share their experiences of conquering daily health and wellness at home

A recent hybrid way of working has meant more time at home for people around the world, placing an emphasis on health and wellness. Having a clean environment and relaxing space is vital in ensuring overall positive health for you and your family.

Creating a healthy indoor environment is about a holistic and sustainable approach to wellbeing which is why Electrolux has worked with sustainability advocate, Kira Simpson, and stylist, Anna Mac, to help Aussies better their overall wellbeing at home.

You can mix up your daily or weekly wellness routine with these four tips.

1. Eat fresh produce

Eating tasty and nutritional meals using fresh produce can give you the healthy boost you need in a day. Enjoy a superfood lunch, rich in fruit and vegetables that not only lowers risk of long-term illnesses, but can contribute to your stress levels, tiredness and capacity to work1.

Kira says “eating fresh and mostly plant-based foods bought from the farmer’s market is great quality and affordable since we’re eating in season. Sometimes, even spending time at my small veggie patch helps me get away from my desk and off technology for a little while.”

2. Weekly cleaning and de-cluttering

Blocking time out in your weekly calendar for basic cleaning like vacuuming or doing laundry is important to maintain cleanliness and hygiene in the home. When time is of the essence, our UltimateHome 900 Handstick Vacuum offers a powerful clean. With five times2 the suction power, you’ll enjoy thorough cleaning results on every surface to ensure a healthier home. 

Scheduling a day in advance for bigger tasks like monthly decluttering of cupboards or wardrobes is essential when keeping to tasks at hand. To supplement your daily cleaning, an air purifier is a must-have item in ensuring a cleaner air environment with its HEPA 13 filter that helps removes up to 99.99% of the bacteria3 you can’t see.

Stylist and mum, Anna Mac, says “with pets and three kids, I vacuum every single day. I like to be organised and live by the saying ‘everything has a home’ so I am always putting things into their place! A decluttered house means a decluttered mind!”

3. Bring the outdoors in

Houseplants, and lots of them! Investing in houseplants brings a bit of the outside to a room, making it feel more welcoming, calm and open4. Studies have shown that houseplants can improve the air quality in your home, as well as your mental wellbeing. As a result, your brain won’t feel as tired, and you won’t feel as dull4.

Anna describes houseplants as important additions to promote a health home environment, “Of course the number one item for a healthy home is making sure we all breathe in fresh air. To ensure this at home, we have a lot of indoor plants to freshen up the air and eliminate harmful toxins – which is where our air purifier also comes in!”

Woman sitting on chair patting dog with tall houseplant behind.

4. Switching off and on before bed

Turning off electronic devices and leaving them to charge before bed is the perfect way to enter a settled mindset. Meanwhile, turning on an air purifier and using it overnight can ensure a cleaner air environment when sleeping and ultimately, impact the way you experience shuteye5. This is because our UltimateHome 500 Air Purifier’s laser sensors evaluate air quality and automatically adjusts the fan speed as conditions change.

Kira’s air purifier “mostly lives in the bedroom with us because there’s carpet and we spend 8-10 hours a day in there. I love the sleep function; it is so quiet! We use it overnight in the bedroom or for a few hours in every morning between our working spaces.”

Grey air purifier next to bedside table with bed in background.

When used in Sleep Mode, the sound from the air purifier is barely noticeable, giving you an uninterrupted sleep and downtime when you need it most.

Anna uses her air purifier “before bed in Sleep Mode. The soft humming sound is quite relaxing in the background once I’ve gotten comfy in bed and turned all screens off after my nightly warm bath.”

 

1Harvard School of Public Health, 2022

2Based on internal tests for suction power on hand unit according to IEC 62885-2, compared with Well Q6 series

3*Tested for Legionella pneumophila, Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus and Serratia marcescens.

4Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show, 2020

5https://molekule.science/how-does-indoor-air-quality-impact-sleep/

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